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Panhandle to welcome Consul-General Naoki Ito

March 19, 2018 GMT

GERING - The Honorable Naoki Ito, Consul-General from the Japanese Consulate in Chicago, will visit the Scottsbluff/Gering area on Saturday, March 24. He will learn about the North Platte Valley and the Japanese immigrants who settled in western Nebraska. Consul General Ito and his delegation will meet Japanese Americans from the Nebraska panhandle and visit several historical sites.

The public is cordially invited to visit The Legacy of the Plains Museum for a special exhibit of Japanese and Japanese American History in Nebraska. The exhibit, which will include historical photos and items with an emphasis on western Nebraska, will be on display in the main foyer on Saturday, March 24, from 1:30 p.m., to 5 p.m. The Museum is located at 2930 Old Oregon Trail, Gering. For more information, call 308-436-1989.